Christian Foundations

”For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45

Our school nurtures and educates young people in accordance with the doctrines, tenets, beliefs and teachings of the Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney.

Every student is introduced to the Christian faith through the teaching of the Bible and the practical experience of Christian care. All students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 attend weekly chapel services. Students in Pre-Kindergarten to Year 10 are taught Christian Studies lessons in which they receive Bible-based instruction. Students in Years 11 and 12 study the 1Unit Higher School Certificate Studies of Religion course. Each student’s response to the person and teachings of Jesus Christ is respected.

Danebank’s school motto, 'That I May Serve’, expresses the Christian view that God has created us to serve Him and each other. Thus the ideal of service is fundamental to a Danebank education.

Chaplaincy team

Assistant Chaplain

Christian activities

The Chaplaincy and Christian Studies team run voluntary activities in both the Junior and Senior schools, enabling girls to develop a deeper understanding of God's Word and to support each other in learning and living as followers of Jesus. These activities are often student-run and include weekend camps, Bible studies, prayer groups and weekly lunch time groups.

Christian Clubs

Our clubs and activities focus on girls developing a strong understanding of the Bible and an appreciation of living as a Christian in God’s world. The girls have fun, singing and playing games. They develop close friendships as they move through the various stages of their school journeys.

Weekly Clubs include Go Fish, Totally God, Focus and SIC (Sisters in Christ). The Chaplaincy team also contribute to camps including an annual Focus Camp for secondary students, a Mother/Daughter camp and a Father/Daughter Camp in Junior School.

“I spent my whole school life at Danebank. I felt supported and school enabled me to see that I could make a difference.” (A memory of an old girl, shared in 2012.)


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